Forcepoint appoints Chillisoft as NZ distributor

Chillisoft broadens its portfolio with Forcepoint’s human-centric cybersecurity solutions 

28 November 2018, New Zealand – Chillisoft, a specialist IT security distributor, and Forcepoint, a global cybersecurity leader, have signed a distribution agreement for New Zealand.

Alex Teh, CEO of Chillisoft, believes that the Forcepoint relationship will provide significant benefits to the company’s resellers and customers.

“We will provide a full value-added service to the Forcepoint business with vendor-grade pre and post-sales support services to New Zealand businesses. We already have a strong network of over 1000 channel partners, who appreciate and enjoy our great local support.”

Chillisoft plans for growing the Forcepoint channel sales include adding a dedicated, experienced technical product manager to help recruit and enable partners to generate demand for Forcepoint’s best-in-class cybersecurity capabilities including Forcepoint NGFW, the industry’s top rated next generation firewall security, Forcepoint Web/ Email Security, Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Forcepoint Cloud Access Security Broaker (CASB) and Forcepoint User & Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA). Customers can deploy these capabilities as single products or multiple, integrated technologies that fit within an existing cybersecurity environment.

Teh says, “Most of our New Zealand partners are looking to increase their managed services offerings and Forcepoint’s security products fit well into their MSP business model. But, it is Forcepoint’s human-centric approach to security that sets them apart in the market and provides businesses with the best defence system for the protection of critical data and IP.” 

George Chang, vice president of sales for Asia Pacific at Forcepoint, states: “Our commitment to reinventing cybsersecurity has led to the creation of uncompromising systems that understand people’s behaviours and motivations as they interact with data and IP everywhere. Today, thousands of government organisations and enterprises globally rely on this human-centric approach to security.”

“Together, Chillisoft and Forcepoint will invest on developing successful partnerships with strategic go-to-market resellers in New Zealand, who are determined to differentiate themselves by growing their portfolio of human-centric cybersecurity solutions and value-added services. Forcepoint’s proactive, risk-adaptive cybersecurity solutions can support the unique and complex missions of customers across a wide range of industries and government sectors; and Chillisoft’s large network of resellers having a varied customer base will extend our collective reach, create repeat revenue streams, and drive mutual success.”

About Forcepoint

Forcepoint is the global human-centric cybersecurity company transforming the digital enterprise by continuously adapting security response to the dynamic risk posed by individual users and machines. The Forcepoint Human Point system delivers Risk-Adaptive Protection to continuously ensure trusted use of data and systems. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint protects the human point for thousands of enterprise and government customers in more than 150 countries. www.forcepoint.com

About Chillisoft 
Chillisoft is a specialist cybersecurity solutions distributor established in 1998. The company carefully selects leading or emerging products from reliable and reputable vendors, which benefit its 1500+ resellers and around 30,000 end-user clients in New Zealand, Australia, and the rest of Oceania. Channel partners that would like to know more can email info@chillisoft.co.nz or call +64 9 301 3281.